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Definition of the verb 'S

What does 'S mean as a doing word?


  1. [nonstandard] are

Other definitions of 'S

What does 'S also mean?


  1. Possessive marker, indicating than an object belongs to the noun phrase bearing the marker.
  2. In the absence of a specified object, used to indicate “the house/place/establishment of”.


  1. Contracted form of us found in the formula let’s used to form first-person plural imperatives. Let’s is now considered as a compound.
  2. [nonstandard, UK dialect] Contracted form of as in its nonstandard use as a relative pronoun.


  1. Indicates a purpose or a user.
  2. [usage problem] Used to form the plurals of numerals, letters, some abbreviations and some nouns, usually because the omission of an apostrophe would make the meaning unclear or ambiguous.
  3. [obsolete] Used to form plurals of foreign words, to clarify pronunciation, such as “banana’s” or “pasta’s”.
  4. [proscribed] Used to form the plural of nouns that correctly take just an "s" in the plural. See 'greengrocer’s apostrophe'.

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